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Aug 20, 2013 4:00am PDT
the obama administration is taking steps to stop aid to the country in chaos for now. we're live in washington with details. >>> and close call. hollywood legend dick van dyke, this morning, he's talking about his escape from that burning car. >>> picture-perfect. our first look at prince george. and prince william is opening up about fatherhood. >>> another obama. a new member of the first family is introduced to the country. >>> and good tuesday morning. we begin with breaking news from egypt. and reports that the white house is now temporarily cutting off military aid to the country. >> meantime, the military continues its crackdown with the arrest of a top muslim brotherhood leader. preeti arla has more. >> reporter: the obama administration has been watching the situation closely. and whether or not to cut aid has been part of an ongoing process. the administration moved to temporary cut some aid. as the violence continues on the streets of egypt, there's word, now, the obama administration quietly suspended some aid to the country. according to "the daily beast," the u.s. m
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >> reporter: that's right. president obama's national security team met at the white house last night to discuss syria. the president has decided to take action. the only question, now, is how. this morning, the white house has absolute certainty that syria's bashar al assad poisoned his own people. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: still, no decision on how the u.s. will respond. the white house, saying all options are on the table. the pentagon has identified potential targets for air strikes against syria. but officials say removing assad from power is not a goal. president obama has been working the phones with world leaders, while top aides are making the case to members of congress. >> we don't need u.n. corroboration. but it would be nice to have it. >> reporter: the white house says u.s. intelligence alone is compelling. including intercepts between syrian commanders. syria says it will respond to any military strike by using all means. >> if bashar al assad didn't hesitate to use chemical
ABC
Aug 7, 2013 4:00am PDT
enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama talking for the first time about the significance of the latest threat. we're live in washington. >>> and breaking news. a massive fire shuts down an entire airport. dramatic new video just in from the scene. >>> health scare. george w. bush gets an unexpected surgery. what doctors find wrong with the former president's heart. >>> and full house. 11 boys in 1 family. and now, another newborn. did the family finally get their girl? >>> good wednesday morning. we're getting new details from the commander in chief about the terror threats which led to the closings of u.s. embassies. >> president obama says while the threat is real, the americans should not change overseas travel plans. abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more on what the president revealed overnight. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diane and john, good morning. worries an attack is imminent. the u.s. military helped evacuate nonessential personnel from the embassy in yemen. and this morning, the military is scouring the streets, s
ABC
Aug 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
at the coast and 86 inland and in the evening, 62 and cool at the coast at 76 inland. >> the obama administration says that syria has to be punished for using chemical weapons against its people and the meetings today in washington, dc, that could set a timetable for a military strike. >> this is, on the left, the new eastern span of the bay bridge and on the right in the dark the old span as the work begins to connect the new and old. >> are you feeling nostalgic for the old bay bridge? an oakland business has a way to keep >> covering san rafael, south bay, pleasanton, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, drivers who usually go east and west across the bay will see this. this is highway 101 southbound if marin county this is the route i took this morning, a beautiful trip with the fog near the waldo tunnel. >> we want to take you elsewhere on the bay bridge closure, the first day, and dick has been driving around using cell technology to she us the conditions the this is the san mateo bridge eastbound. dick, you have passed the toll area and it look
ABC
Aug 26, 2013 4:00am PDT
for us to do this. i hope we will do it soon. >> reporter: president obama is weighing the options. he said chemical weapon use would trigger enormous consequences, but is reluctant to get the u.s. involved in another war. syria's president, bashar al assad, this morning warned the u.s. and its allies against "meddling in his country's affairs" saying "any outside military intervention will result in failure." john and diana. >> all right, devin, a new poll examining how americans feel about military action in syria. what are the results of this poll? >> reporter: that's right. this new poll out by reuters underscores just how war weary americans are. 60% of americans oppose any intervention in syria's civil war. in fact, even if a chemical weapons attack is confirmed, most americans, according to the poll, oppose u.s. military action. john? >> all right. abc's devin dwyer live for us in washington this morning. thank you. >>> well, a crisis reaching a boiling point here at home are those 47 wildfires raging across 9 western states. the worst of them, the fire waging on the northern bo
ABC
Aug 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
>>> making news in america this morning -- growing pressure. the obama administration says a chemical weapons attack did kill hundreds of people in syria, as the u.s. moves closer to military action. we're live in washington with the latest. >>> gaining ground. firefighters finally making progress on a massive wildfire burning near yosemite national park. but the concern is far from over. >>> subway scare. an elderly man gets his foot stuck in a train door and goes on a terrifying ride. >>> and caught off guard. what question puzzled the beauty pageant contestant, prompting this response -- >> and believing when you see, it's perfect. >>> good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin with the growing crisis in syria and what is increasingly appearing to be an imminent u.s. strike against the assad regime. >> it comes after u.n. weapons inspectors visited the apparent site of a chemical attack last week. and now, this morning, the strongest words yet from a u.s. official. abc's devin dwyer has the latest from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the strong
ABC
Aug 2, 2013 4:00am PDT
yesterday, president obama discussed counterterrorism with the president of yemen, a country home to a top al qaeda affiliate. >> these threats are not only national in nature, but also cause severe hardship for the people of yemen themselves. >> reporter: those threats, urgent enough that the u.s. embassy in yemen's capital will be closed on sunday. the state department has not ruled out keeping those embassies closed for additional days. there's also a concern that other american targets could be connected to this threat. tai? >> devin dwyer in washington. thank you. >>> also overseas, former nsa whistleblower edward snowden has finally left the airport in moscow where he's been holed up for more than a month. he's been granted one-year asylum by russia. he evades u.s. espionage charges. the white house is threatening that president obama may decline president putin's invitation for an upcoming summit meeting at the kremlin. >>> here at home, a stunning sentence has been handed down in cleveland to ariel castro. that sentencing hearing wasn't without a few surprises. abc's alex perez was
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 4:00am EDT
of this as the obama administration struggles with how to respond. on "this week with george stephanopoulos," growing bipartisan opposition to continuing u.s. aid. >> i think the actions of the last week will no doubt cause us to suspend aid. >> i would cut off aid and i would engage, however, in intense diplomacy in the region. >> reporter: the deaths will in disputed circumstances only keep tensions sky high. the ministry of interior saying they were killed during a jail break. other sources saying they were scr crammed into the back back of a police van when tear gas was intentionally thrown inside. mohamed lila, abc new, in cairo. >>> president assad is going to cooperate with the u.n. team. its mission, investigating the use of chemical weapons in three areas. >>> now to the philippines where the capital city has come to a standstill because of torrential rain. schools, offices, the stock market and courts in manila are all closed. thousands of people across coastal and mountainous northern regions fled to emergency shelters. >>> time now for the weather across our nation. it will be hot and dry
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
to the key u.s. ally. the obama administration is still reviewing that possibility. >> the united states has influence. but if the united states doesn't use that influence, then it has no influence. >> reporter: egypt's prime minister knows losing the aid is a possibility. but hopes it won't happen. >> this will be a very bad sign. it will definitely affect the military for some time. but nothing, people at least one of the benefit of being human, you can survive. >> reporter: the u.s. has been calling on the country to transition to a democratically-elected government. egypt's prime minister says the country could hold free elections within months. diana? >> preeti arla in washington for us this morning. thank you. >>> the u.n. security council says it wants a thorough investigation into claims the syrian government used chemical weapons in an attack yesterday. activists released these graphic images of the alleged gas attack which they say killed more than 100 men, women and children as they slept. some reports put the death toll much higher. the government strongly denies using chemical w
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
at a hospital. and here at home, hundreds rallied in front of the white house, demanding that president obama take action to protect egyptians. >>> some frightening comments from outgoing fbi director robert mueller about the current threats faced by the u.s. in an interview with abc's pierre thomas, he says bombs on airplanes and terrorists using biological and chemical weapons are the most urgent threats that he worries about the most. he talked about americans who have gone to syria to fight alongside the rebels, as well. >> you are concerned about what they, number one, the associations say they will make. and the expertise they will develop. and whether or not they will utilize that expertise to undertaking attacking the homeland. so, yes, we are concerned about that. >> for the first time, mueller was definitive in saying the boston marathon bombing plot was not directed from overseas but was homegrown radicalization. and he admitted the authorities won't always be able to stop individuals who become radicalized on the internet. mueller leaves his post on september 4th. >>> new this mor
ABC
Aug 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
was charged with possessing a fake cia identification card. >>> president obama is meeting with lawmakers about the nation's surveillance programs. he's sitting down with members of both parties to address their concerns about how the nsa goes about its business. the secret was revealed yesterday, the existence of a program that allowed the u.s. government to snoop on everything a user does. >>> the troops were in the middle of training exercises at ft. carson when the bad weather moved in. the lightning struck as they were trying to move to shelter. military officials say it didn't take a direct hit. but one soldier was critically injured. five of them are already out of the hospital. >>> bad news for folks in colorado. some storms on the way there. thunderstorms in the rockies, as well as across the nation's middle. some of them will be severe. rain up and down the entire east coast. completely clear for the west coast. >> temperatures will be pleasant in the low to mid-80s. all-80s from florida to new england. once again, lovely in the low 80s across the great lakes. >>> it's not just
ABC
Aug 9, 2013 4:00am PDT
are worried the terrorists will set their sights on a soft target, like a hotel. now, president obama is expected to address these threats at a white house press conference later today. his last day in washington before heading out to martha's vineyard for vacation. john? >> kristin fisher in washington, thanks very much. >>> stay with abc news for the latest on the terror threat. we'll carry the president's news conference live from the white house. >>> after his news conference, the president meets with secretary of state john kerry. kerry is getting together today with his russian counterpart. the meeting comes two days after president obama canceled a summit meeting with president vladimir putin. the case of leaker edward snowden is on the agenda. >>> another major story this morning. the threat of more flooding hanging over the center of the nation again today. >> right now, it's raining from texas to the northeast. and in missouri, rescue teams were out in full force, searching for friends and family members. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it was a dramatic scene that had
ABC
Aug 8, 2013 4:00am EDT
between the u.s. and russia. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president putin, which had been scheduled for next month. relations between the two countries have been going south for a while now, over a number of disagreements. but russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden appears to be the final straw. >>> testimony resumes this morning after nearly a day-long recess in the military trial of the man who had carried out the deadly ft. hood shooting rampage. nidal hasan is representing himself. but they said hasan was not putting up a defense. the attorneys want the judge to change the rules they work under. >>> the cleveland house where three women were held captive for ten years has been destroyed. among those watching the demolition yesterday, was survivor michelle knight. she released yellow balloons to represent the millions of children who have gone missing or died in captivity. >> nobody was there for me when i was missing. and i want the people out there to know, including the mothers, that they can have strength. they can have hope. and their child wi
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 4:00am EDT
as bo, who finds himself with a new playmate. the breed works well for the obamas because of the family allergies. >>> we hardly talk about afghanistan here in "the pulse." but this is special circumstances, given what happened. with the camera reporting, a military explosives team blows up a rock, that was blocking the road. >> check that out. they got more than they expected. >> yikes. those are some angry wasps. they're among the collateral damage. no word on whether anyone was stung. hopefully no one was near that camera. >> that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up for real. >> do you hear them hitting it? >>> daredevil jumping in the hudson river is our "play of the day." lady liberty the backdrop for a world champion dive from a helicopter, hovering 75 feet above the hudson, to welcome the red bull cliff diving series to the u.s. this weekend. >> world champion cliff diver, orlando duke had one opportunity. he had three seconds to go. he had to land a flying back dive while traveling 50 miles per hour. and he makes it. >> he sticks the landing. check it out. barely a sp
ABC
Aug 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >> the white house says president obama has not made a decision but is prepared to act alone calling syrian chemical weapon as threat to united states security. defense secretary hagel says the administration is still trying to build an international coalition. >> we will continue to consult with our allies and our partner partners. >> that includes members of congress. the white house holding an unclassified conference call and the chairman of the house intelligence committee says the president may need to call back congress for debate. >> this 90 a one time event and you sail away. this has real consequences and we need a thorough discussion. >> the white house says some intelligence will be made public trying to sure up support for military action that most americans oppose. experts say united states credibility is at stake. >> you cannot dither and wait three months. now is the time to act, to act in a deliberate way. >> syria's president bashar al-assad is still defiant as the u.n. investigation continues for at least another day. >> u.n. investigators are expected to leave syria on sa
ABC
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
something isn't right, he call to the vetera crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. >>> president obama visiting phoenix today, to reach out to the middle class about home ownership. the president will propose overhauling the mortgage finance system. he wants to phase out fannie mae and freddie mac. it would replace private firms to secure mortgages while the government provides oversight and insurance. >>> new money is buying out a piece of the old media. jeff besoz is buying the washington post. it ends the family stewardship of the paper. the values, management and operations of the newspaper will continue without disruption. >>> the airline that made a name for itself with all seats being equal is adding a business class. jetblue will add single-suite seats on its transcontinental flights from new york to los angeles and san francisco. that's starting next year. >>> chalk up another win for maria sharapova, she tops the list of the highest-paid athletes of the year. she pulled in $20 million from prize money, endorsements and appearance fees. her $26.7 million in career prize money
ABC
Aug 15, 2013 4:00am PDT
of violence against protesters in egypt. >> reporter: the obama administration has not labeled the military's decision to remove president morsi a coup. and so far, there's no sign the u.s. will cut the aid provided to the key middle east ally. secretary of state john kerry called the violence a serious blow to egypt's political reconciliation efforts and urged calm. >> this is a pivotal moment for all egyptians. the path towards violence leads only to greater instability, economic disaster and suffering. >> reporter: urging peace, egypt civilians interim vice president resigned, saying he cannot bear the responsibility for the bloodshed. john? >> tahman bradley in washington. thank you. >>> happening right now, firefighters are still struggling to control the stubborn wildfire racing through northeast utah. they're facing wind-driven flames that are twisting into tornado-like funnels. the fire is now 25% contained. hundreds of families were supposed to be allowed to return home last night. but officials say that's not going to happen until this evening, at the very earliest. >>> federal in
ABC
Aug 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
and the paintings are on the ground, mostly. the tinted glass, it is heartbreaking. >> reporter: president obama condemned the violence. he canceled a joint u.s./egyptian military exercise, but stopped short of putting the $1.3 billion in aid america provides to our key middle east ally. >> our continued cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: some in egypt are furious at the u.s. america will pay the price for this, a woman says. the next terrorists will come from the families of those who were killed here. as the tension grows, a lot of people around the world are wondering this morning is this is the e ginning of an egyptian civil war. diana? >> tahman bradley from washington for us this morning. thank you. >>> and new overnight, a strong earthquake causing some serious damage in new zealand. it had some radio deejays scared and ducking for cover under equipment. the shaking of the magnitude 6.5 quake also destroyed a bridge and damaged several homes. it also ruptured a tank at a winery, spilling over 6
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
must be approved by san diego's city council which will consider it tomorrow. >>> obama administration is announcing a full review of all surveillance programs. many of the programs were brought to light by edward snowden. a group of veteran security experts and white house officials will report their findings and offer recommendations by the end of the year. >>> this is the stiffest punishment handed down in the u.s. for leaking government secrets to the media. a military judge sentenced bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the 25-year-old told his lawyers, this is just the stage in my life i will recover. manning's lawyers say he will be eligible in parole in seven years. >>> vice president joe biden's son heads home from a hospital in houston today. he underwent some procedure, which with vice president was successful. beau biden became weak and disoriented while on vacation last week. >>> a new twist in the hannah anderson kidnapping case. the sister of the man who abducted anderson, claims he could be hannah's father. brett anderson insists he is hannah's real dad. and a family
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am EDT
new york, as two tried to shoutout president obama. the president appeared rather good-natured about the interruption. >> as hecklers go, that lady was very polite. she was. and she brought up an issue of importance. and that's part of what america is all about. >> the president will continue his bus tour today, with a town hall stop at binghamton, university, and in scranton, pennsylvania. biden is expected to appear with the president. >>> presidential praise for the hero of the week, antoinette tuff. she's the worker who talked down the gunman at a school near atlanta on tuesday. as she was waiting to make a tv appearance, tuff took a call from the president. he thanked her for courage under pressure. tuff called their conversation, quote, awesome. >> she is, quote, awesome. >>> former nfl star aaron hernandez has been formally indicted on murder and weapons charges. during a brief court appearance yesterday, hernandez was charged in the death of semipro football player, odin lloyd. hernandez's attorney says there's been a rush to judgment in this case and prosecutors cannot prove
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